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Jacques-Imo's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Uptown / Carrollton
As featured in Best Food in New Orleans
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8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
+1 504-861-0886
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jacques-Imo's serves delicious food. I first visited more than 10 years ago, had a great meal. So we went back. Again, outstanding food. It's a tricked-out house, so the vibe is fun. Pretty funky. They walk you through the kitchen on the way to the dining room. Everything we were served was delicious, from the fried oyster and sautéed spinach... More 

Thank Guyinacar
Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool, neighborhood place. Staff is AWESOME, fun atmosphere and the food is good, but just average good. I would eat here again if I were already in the area, but would not make a special trip for a meal. There is absolutely nothing bad about this place. Just not worth the trip from the Quarter to eat... More 

Thank Donna H
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read previous reviews and pictures made Jacques-Imo's a must on my "To Do List" during our trip. The moment we walked in the aroma of good food, hit us! Our waiter was great and he recommended dishes. Our entrees were BBQ Shrimp, Blackened RedFish, Grilled Mahi, and red-beans & rice were all delicious and full of flavor. All very filling.... More 

Thank DeonSmith
San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phenomenal food. The appetizer "cheesecake" is out of this world. They just have the best menu. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to for sure.

Thank Varshi_B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Warm beer, Lousy food, Poor service" says in the the sign outside for this unique place in Oak St - Carrolton area. None of it it's true... Been coming on business for some months now - a must every time I come. Try the fried chicken, outstanding!!! A little dark, unique decoration - food, service are really good in a... More 

Thank Ricardo C
New Orleans, United States
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103 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat Creole New Orleans inspired food. The place is noisy and the tables are extremely close, which can make for an interesting visit. Don't be surprised if you are seated next to a celebrity or the Mayor. A trip through the kitchen is required to reach the dining room. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable regarding all... More 

Thank Randall S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing. Your meal comes with these corn bread muffins and they are so good. The salad was dressed perfectly and the étouffée was excellent and a decently sized portion.

Thank allielAng
New Jersey
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a taxi from the French Quarter and was happy to hear I didn't have to wait. They brought over corn muffins to the table. They were just ok. We shared a deep fried roast beef po-boy as appetizer. My husband had the fried chicken and I ordered the crawfish etouffee. This is a trendy restaurant with average food. It... More 

Thank lphelan
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought I would try this place out since I've heard so many great things about it. I was a little disappointed. For starters, the place is tiny so you should expect a lot of noise. I didn't feel very welcomed when I walked in. We waited about an hour for a table which was expected on a Saturday night. I... More 

Thank lvtravln
New Jersey
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to like this restaurant so much, but it was not that good. We were a party of 7 and we all had mixed reviews. I had stuffed shrimp with crab meat (appetizer) and there was no crab meat in the bland pasty stuffing. The shrimp was also not seasoned well. 2 others in my party ordered the fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2044
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-861-0886

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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